Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
...The roadie, the mtb AND the fixie........and everyone knows the fixie is little more than a feeble attempt to stave off appearing old!! :-)
Instead of fixie I built a cyclo-cross style bike last year to use for my bike commute days. Too hilly where I am for a fixie, and I don't usually sport an ironic beard.
The build project was fun - I wanted Campagnolo and I wanted disc brakes, which meant I had to build my own wheels. The first kerb I jumped off was an exciting moment!